More “screen” time

Invasive though they may be, health screening is a significant component of any safe reopening plan, and HR professionals will be tasked with determining what these screenings entail.

One popular format for assessing both employees’ and visitors’ health include digital questionnaires that are received and completed before an individual sets foot on company premises. These mini-surveys may ask the user questions about how they are feeling, whether they’ve experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, and whether they have had exposure to someone who is ill. A visitor may be barred from the premises, pending their responses to the screening questions.

"Since we’re not just using Proxyclick in Singapore but also in other countries, we can push out largely similar [health screening] questions, though they will be localized from country to country [...] this will be easy to manage and control - everything can be pushed across various locations on the fly, via the internet."

Patrick Foong, CIO, Sodexo

However, concerns with data privacy come with these health questionnaires, increasingly being implemented at companies. That’s why it’s important to invest in the write solution that securely stores this sensitive data for only as long as needed - and can be set to automatically delete data after a specific number of days.

Other methods, such as verbal screening upon entry (“How are you feeling today?”) by designated staff, as well as temperature screenings with thermal scanners (like the one Proxyclick integrates with), may also be important components of a safe return to work plan.

These measures, combined with access control systems (limiting the number of people in the building, allowing for social distance, mandating mask usage) - not to mention rigorous health and hygiene cleaning solutions - function together to mitigate risks to employees and staff who have returned to work on site.

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